Bengaluru: Four scientists of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have been awarded the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) 'Young Scientist Medal' for 2019.
Abhik Narayan Choudhury, Geetharani.K, Chandni .U and Supradeepa V. R have won the Young Scientist Medal. INSA, New Delhi, a body of Indian scientists founded in 1935 for promotion of scientific knowledge in the country, announced the list of awards on Sept.5.
INSA Young Scientist Medal is given to Indian scientists below the age of 35 years in recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in science and mathematics.
Dr Abhishek Narayan Choudhury, 34, (born in Nov. 1984), working as an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru, has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to the development of phase field models to address microstructural evolution in complex systems and in their experimental validation.
Dr Geetharani K, born on May 22, 1984 , currently, assistant professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry of IISc, Bengaluru, has been honoured for her contribution to the development of cost-effective and earth abundant metal catalysts for the synthesis of organoboranes as synthetic intermediates for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and functional materials.
Dr Chandni U, born on May 2, 1985 , is assistant professor in the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc. She has been awarded for her innovative and challenging experimental work on electron transport in a variety of low-dimensional systems and structural transitions and critical phenomena in shape memory systems.
Dr Supradeepa V.R born on September 21, 1984, who is currently working as assistant professor, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc, Bengaluru, has been awarded for development of efficient cascaded Raman fibre lasers with tunable wavelength for high power laser application.